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The Saint in London (1939)

Passed | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 30 June 1939 (USA)
The Saint returns to London and with the help of an American pickpocket and a beautiful adventuress breaks a counterfeiting ring.


Lynn Root (screen play), Frank Fenton (screen play) | 1 more credit »




Complete credited cast:
George Sanders ... Simon Templar / The Saint
Sally Gray ... Penny Parker
David Burns ... Dugan
Gordon McLeod Gordon McLeod ... Inspector Claud Teal
Henry Oscar ... Bruno Lang
Athene Seyler ... Mrs. Buckley
John Abbott ... Count Stephen Duni
Ralph Truman Ralph Truman ... Kussella
Charles Carson ... Mr. Morgan
Carl Jaffe ... Stengler
Norah Howard ... Mrs. Morgan
Ballard Berkeley ... Sir Richard Blake
Charles Paton ... Tobacco Shop Proprietor


The Saint, newly back in London, is tipped by a friend in the Secret Service to a mystery involving one Bruno Lang, seemingly a Society card-sharp, but really involved in a plot to print and pass a million pounds worth of foreign currency. Also involved are various sinister characters; innocent victim Count Duni; the Saint's attractive admirer Penny Parker; and his old nemesis Inspector Teal. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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He's at it again! Fiction's fighting man of mystery! Chasing down the most dramatic crime in London legend! Shock-charged drama--with a peppery bit of love on the side! You'll laugh--shiver--THRILL! See more »


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Did You Know?


Penny misquotes from Edward FitzGerald's translation of a poem from the "Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam": "A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread - and Thou Beside me [singing] in the Wilderness". See more »


When the Saint surreptitiously enters the Lang estate he is carrying a flashlight. While rifling through the safe, it is obvious that the light beam doesn't match the movement of the flashlight in his hand. See more »


Penny Parker: But I haven't got a gun with me.
Dugan - Templar's Valet: [Tossing her a gun] Here.
Penny Parker: Is it loaded?
Dugan - Templar's Valet: Yeah, and it ain't no water pistol, so watch out where you squirt that lead.
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Followed by The Saint's Double Trouble (1940) See more »

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A predictable but still enjoyable movie, finding the needed light touch.
13 April 2001 | by jeanthea-2See all my reviews

Though the plot of "The Saint in London" does lack the elements of a true mystery, the players find the right sense of whimsy needed for this sort of light caper movie. The interplay between Sanders as Simon Templar and Sally Gray as his new-found female helper reminds me a little of the wonderful back-and-forth between John Steed and Emma Peel in the original Avengers series. This movie won't keep you on the edge of your seat, but it might cause you to sit back in the chair and just enjoy yourself for a while.

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Release Date:

30 June 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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